I’ll save that snark for when Scott Kenemore writes Zombie, Toronto.
Anyway, in case you don’t remember him, Kenemore is the comic genius behind Z.E.O., A Zombie Guide for Getting A(Head) in Business as well as nine other zombie-related works of fine literature.
We met him appropriately enough, at Chicago’s Walker Stalker Con back in March, where he gave us a little inside scoop on his latest in a series of stories which explores the impact of a zombie apocalypse on a state-by-state basis. So far, Kenemore has already documented his home state of Illinois (mayor is eaten by zombies on live TV; corrupt aldermen try to seize power – typical day in Chicago), and our nearby neighbors in Ohio (college professor becomes a zombie after a car accident, loses his friends while trying to solve the mystery of his own “death”). Now Kenemore turns his attention to the Hoosiers in his latest work, Zombie, Indiana.
The trouble begins when Governor Hank Burleson’s daughter mysteriously disappears on a field trip. Through machinations of fate, he teams up with Indianapolis PD Special Sergeant James Nolan and high-schooler Kesha Washington to find her. What he doesn’t know is that each harbors a terrible secret. As the trio’s mission quickly evolves from search and rescue to a quest to redeem the very soul of Indiana, each on will wonder: can they find Burleson’s daughter before ending up on the dinner menu?
I’ve only just dug into this tasty tale, but Kenemore weaves tension (and some fairly heinous zombie violence) with the right amount of humor and adds just enough satire about the local folks to make this a highly entertaining read thus far.
Zombie, Indiana will be unleashed on humanity on May 6th. Until then, check out Kenemore’s Zombie Blog. And remember – you’ve been warned.
What do you think would happen if zombies invaded your hometown? What about your place of employment? Come on, the material is probably endless. Post a comment or drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org.